Just wondered whether anyone out there has gone/is going through a simliar experience as myself? I am unsure of how best to proceed and whether to opt for private v public health care as a result - will it make any difference?
I had an emer. c-section 13 months ago with birth of my daughter. While she was fine, my bowels "stopped working" as the result of the surgery, and I had an extremely traumatic and unpleasant experience, obviously at a time that is supposed to be so great. I went public with this birth.
I am now due again in Dec and wondering:
1. Would it make a difference if I went private instead of public?
2. would it be better just to opt for an elective c section if I can?
My daughter was 4.51 kilos and I have been told, the next one is likely to be larger, and I am high risk of the same complications as last time should I proceed to c...which being quite a slim build I am thinking is likely???
My head is telling me to schedule an elective, as least then I can prepare mentally for the trauma should the same complications arise after bub2 is born, but the doctor is saying try VBAC and see what happens....
I am very confused, and wondering should I bite the bullet, go private and hope for better luck this time round?
Any advice greatly appreciated.